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Week 4 - Online Bullying

Online Bullying

I can describe how what one person perceives as playful joking and teasing (including ‘banter’) might be experienced by others as bullying


Questions To Ask


  • What jokes do you find funny? Can you share an example?
  • Do you always find jokes funny? What about your friends, do they always find your jokes funny?
  • Do people find the same things funny?
  • Is it funny to poke fun at someone else - about their appearance or something they've done or said?
  • Have you ever been on the receiving end of a ‘joke’ which you didn't find amusing?
  • How did that make you feel? 
  • What is banter?  How does banter differ from bullying?
  • Banter can only happen between two people who have the same power.  What does that mean?
  • How would you know if something is banter?
  • If someone was accused of being mean and said ‘It was only a joke!’, does that mean they don’t have to apologise?